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Safe abortion is essential healthcare. That's it. That's the tweet.

#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare #28Sept

On #InternationalSafeAbortionDay, we reaffirm that #abortionishealthcare. In Côte d'Ivoire we amplified the voices of women & girls to advocate for reproductive health & rights, including the right to #safeabortion.
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📣Safe abortion is essential healthcare 📣

Texas' new abortion restrictions may increase the state's maternal mortality rate up to 15% overall & up to 33% for Black women.

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#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare

We're proud to work with #familyplanning ambassadors like Theresia Mgulu as well as @USAIDTanzania and @EGPAF to help increase access to high-quality, integrated health services for women in #Tanzania. #WCD2021

In India, about 61% of #postpartum women have an unmet need for family planning. Our EAISI project partnered with the Indian Government to expand access to postpartum #familyplanning by strengthening #IUD services. #WDC2021
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Access to postpartum #FamilyPlanning is crucial for ensuring the health, rights, and well-being of #MomAndBaby. @USAID_MOMENTUM strengthens linkages between maternal health & family planning services to allow individuals to safely space births: https://usaidmomentum.org/world-contraception-day-2021/ #WCD2021

We’re honored to pass the IBP Partnership “drum” to @fhi360 as the new @ibp_network chair! We look forward to collaborating w/ you & the entire network to improve #familyplanning & #SRHR programming and services worldwide. @TraciLBaird @DrONChabikuli @nanditathatte @AddicoG

"I feel strongly that these issues of access, voice & equality that we promote within our programs must also be embedded in our operating structures & I have been really proud that EngenderHealth has been able to stand with @ibp_network during this journey."- @TraciLBaird #SRHR

“We so value the IBP network members for our common commitment to identifying & sharing effective practices, so we can achieve our collective, ambitious & critical goals on sexual & reproductive health,” CEO @TraciLBaird reflects our term as @ibp_network chair #partnersmeeting.

During the @ibp_network Partners Meeting @aguilera_ana91 shared how we use our Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Analysis Framework & Toolkit and GYSI Staff Training Manual to create more #equitable & #inclusive programs. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/qlNc50GflmK

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Julia Ramadhani: Sharing Her Story to Save Others’ Lives

PACFP Story
Postabortion care saves women’s lives at Sekou Toure Hospital in Mwanza Region.

“I was almost dying—now I know that I am safe from unwanted pregnancies.

Julia Ramadhani, age 32, is a resident of Nyamagana District in Mwanza, Tanzania. A mother of six, she has had seven pregnancies in the past. She earns a living by selling fruits on the streets of Mwanza City. 

When Julia experienced heavy bleeding for three consecutive days, she decided to seek medical attention. She looked pale when she reached the outpatient department of the Sekou Toure Hospital. They admitted her in the gynecology ward for further investigation by a trained postabortion care provider. Her medical history revealed an eight-week long amenorrhea, and she was subsequently diagnosed with an incomplete abortion. She was administered intravenous fluids, and after her condition stabilized, she received a manual vacuum aspiration.

In Tanzania, unsafe abortions account for more than one-third of hospitalizations related to complications from pregnancy and roughly one-quarter of maternal deaths, according to the Guttmacher Institute. EngenderHealth has extended technical support through various projects over the years—most recently through the Postabortion Care Family Planning (PAC-FP) Project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to Sekou Toure Hospital to improve PAC services.

When Julia was later counseled by her health care provider about the range of contraceptive choices and services available to her, she confided that she did not want more children and would like to opt for tubal ligation. As Julia was being discharged, she reflected: “I was almost dying, were it not for the postabortion care services at Sekou Toure. With this family planning method, I now know that I am safe from unwanted pregnancies.” Having benefited from the advantages of planning, she is now a strong advocate for choice and empowerment. She believes that family planning would help save the lives of many women.

Through a holistic approach to strengthen health systems and the enabling environment, the PAC-FP Project hopes to reduce preventable maternal deaths through increased uptake of postabortion family planning services, mostly hormonal implants and intrauterine devices. The project is currently running in Tanzania and extends support to 15 Francophone African countries through a partnership with the Centre de Formation et de Recherche de la Reproduction (CEFOREP).

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